OBITUARY

Wesley Warren Morris

December 3, 1976December 24, 2018
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Wesley Warren Morris 42, died suddenly at home on Monday, December 24, 2018 following a brief illness. Wesley touched the lives of so many; a beautiful shining light, the star of our hearts and leaves us SMILING through our tears.

Wesley will always be remembered for his gentle grace and kindness towards others. He always looked out for others and put others before himself. Wesley graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School and later attended East Tennessee State University. Wesley will be missed by his Culver Academy family. He was employed by Partners Inc. and attended Christ Fellowship Church. He loved disc golf, movies and music but most of all he loved spending time with Kara, his partner of nearly ten years and their “Boogs”.

Wesley was proceeded in death by his grandparents, Jacqueline and Paul William Morris and Eva Tamez.

Wesley is survived by his mother, Jeanne Marion Morris & her life partner Rick Klein; father Rudolph Tamez; half-brothers, Matthew Tamez and Rudy Tamez, Jr.; children, Savannah, Max and Dayne; the loves of his life, Kara and Wesley Knox Morris; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of friends.

The family will receive friends on Saturday (January 5, 2019) from noon to 2 p.m. in the chapel of East Lawn Funeral Home. A Celebration of Wesley's Life will follow at 2 p.m. in the chapel of East Lawn Funeral Home with Darayl Fenton officiating.

Online condolences may be made to the Morris family at www.eastlawnkingsport.com. East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park has the honor of serving the Morris family.

"The world's still the same, there's just less in it." - Jack Sparrow Soar High, Wes!

  • FAMILY

  • Jeanne Marion Morris and her life partner Rick Klein, Mother
  • Rudolph Tamez, Father
  • Matthew Tamez and Rudy Tamez Jr., Half-Brothers
  • Savannah, Max and Dayne, Children
  • Kara and Wesley Knox Morris, Loves of his life
  • Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and a host of Friends, Family
  • Jacqueline and Paul William Morris, Grandparents- Deceased
  • Eva Tamez, Grandmother - Deceased

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, January 5, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, January 5, 2019
REMEMBERING

Wesley Warren Morris

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Jeanne Morris

January 20, 2019

Through the strongest of storms or the softest Breeze, listen to the wind and think of me.
I'm in the cracking of the trees, the breaking twigs and falling leaves.
I'm in the fresh do Upon A thirsty tomorrow.
I'm through the prism of a cheer, trickling laying down in sorrow.
I'm in all God's creations, in all you hold dear. Just north of the clouds, for I am near.

Thanks to James Payne and Russ Jones.

Jeanne Morris

January 17, 2019

I would like to share this beautiful memory from Wesley's Aunt Debra.

On a somewhat lighter note, I thought you might enjoy a small tidbit I so clearly recall from a visit you and Wes had made to FL many years ago. I was renting a sprawling house on Anna Maria Island. The time frame was towards the end of my marriage to your brother. You were busy at the other end of the house, and the two kids were running around, as usual. I was getting ready to go to work. I was in the private bathroom right off the master bedroom which (for some odd reason) did not have a lock on the door. At one point, the door flew open, and in comes Wes, breathless and bright-eyed, looking for his cousin Amanda. I told him, "Wesley, dear, she's not here. Now, can you please give me some privacy??" He nodded yes, slammed the door shut and was off again, in his bright-eyed way. A few minutes later, I hear a polite little knock on the door. I open it, and there stands Wesley. He says, rather apologetically, "Aunt Debbi, I looked everywhere, but I can't find the Privacy."
I fell in love forever with your little Wes that day.

I understand from your emails to Amanda, et al, that Wes left behind 4 beautiful grandchildren. I do hope that you have regular access to these children, and can have some influence on them during their young years and as they grow. It will be you who will be a direct connection to their father.

And lastly, I loved your closing comment that Wesley will now get the chance to be with his Grandmother Jacie once again.
I agree completely! And what better person to care for him and 'show him the ropes', until you one day join him.

Many warm hugs to you Jeanne, Debbi (formerly Morris) Haslam

Mandy Welbourne

January 8, 2019

Jeannie-
Jake and I are so very sorry about the loss of Wesley. I remember when Jake and I visited and you and pictures of him and the kiddos were up on the fridge- what a joyful smile even "just" through a photo. I wish I had known him better. Big big hugs and love from us to you and the rest of Wesley's family.
Mandy, Jake, Ethan and Alana.

Kara Robbins

January 6, 2019

Knox and I sent you 21 blue and yellow balloons. I know you caught them. He's doing so good Daddy.. He will start school in 2 days and I know you'll be there every step of the way. I know you'll be busy sweeping the clouds from the sun but please keep and I on me too. I miss you more than I could ever explain.. Wesley Knox Morris will keep you with me always.. We love you forever..

Tyler Cox

January 6, 2019

Wes was an incredible human being.
He has helped me through many personal problems in my recent past. I could go on for hours about the conversations we had in our downtime at work. He had such a willingness to live for his family, his children, and his passion for Kara.
I severely miss his presence. I had driven him to work for almost a month before his passing. I looked forward to every morning and afternoon to hear how his day was.
To see how many people had attended the celebration of his life on Saturday left me in awe. He had made such an impact on numerous peoples lives. I will always remember you as my brother, my friend, and as my family. May you rest easy and look down upon your loved ones..until we meet again, I love you and goodbye

-Your friend,
Tyler

Stanton M. Laser

January 4, 2019

Jean Jeanne my heart goes out to you, the family and friends of Wesley. As a parent there are no words that can be shared to comfort you in these times of need. Wish you Love, Hugs and Peace.

Joel Corona

January 1, 2019

My heart & prayers go out to Jeanie & Wesley’s Family. I was just at Jeanie’s home a few months ago talking about Wesley & how he & family were doing so well. My special memory happened years ago 1979/80? I was driving to Devils Lake to see Jeanie & Wesley with my 3 year old daughter Sarah.
Warm summer evening, sun was just setting & Wes & Sarah walking & skipping & laughing out on the dock holding hands and jumping in the lake off the dock over and over.
I have a few pictures somewhere but couldn’t find them but my memory of that day is crystal clear & will remain forever.
I am so sorry for your loss. May God be with you and give you strength.

Kelli Kerbawy

January 1, 2019

Dear Jeanne,
I am so sorry for your loss. I can still picture Wesley at the Lake when he was little, hanging out in the kitchen and quick to laugh-- he brought so much spark. :) After many years, at Jacie's service, I was struck by his kindness and balance. He had an old soul. I know you loved him beyond words. You, his partner, and his children are in my thoughts.

MARK MORRIS

January 1, 2019

Dear Jeanne and all of Wesley's family and friends,

We are devastated by this sudden loss and will keep all of you close to our hearts.

Wesley was such a handsome, funny, and charming boy, and I have so many great memories of him with the family at the cottage in Michigan, in Indianapolis at Mom and Dad's, and from your time in Florida when he was very young. It is a comfort to go through the old pictures and I wanted to post just a couple. One was taken on uncle Matt's boat during Fish Camp with Jonathan Pechta when they were about 12. The other was at the end of our swim together across Devil's Lake from Cherry Point. Just two of countless happy memories and fun times together. He was loved, and he will be missed.

Peace be with you.

Mark

J-Jay Pechta

December 31, 2018

Dear Jeanne, Kara, and family,
We are so sorry to learn about Wesley’s passing. Even in times when there are few words that give you comfort, we hope you feel surrounded by much love while sharing in your sadness as you remember Wesley.
Ross, Laura, Jonathan, and I have been reminiscing about the many extended family gatherings. From fish camp, eating lunches on the dock together, and summers spent swimming and enjoying the company of one another. Jonathan and Wesley would always spend time together at these gatherings.
This picture of three cousins was taken at the Gelzer Tree Farm during Thanksgiving in the early 80’s. Wesley is around 5, Jonathan Pechta 6 ½, and Laura Pechta almost 8.
We were privileged to get to know Wesley more recently when he came to Michigan to stay with his grandmother Jacie when she needed help. He was always gracious and kind and expressed this in many ways. His relationship with his grandmother was very special, and he shared with us how much he cared for Kara and his special son Knox.
Remember the great times and special memories with your loved ones and speak of them often and they will be with you forever.
Sending love and prayers,
The Pechta family, Hillsdale, Michigan

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Biography

Wesley Warren Morris was known as many things to many people. He was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew him best, Wesley will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

Wesley Warren Morris 42, died suddenly at home on Monday, December 24, 2018 following a brief illness. Wesley touched the lives of so many; a beautiful shining light, the star of our hearts and leaves us SMILING through our tears.

Wesley will always be remembered for his gentle grace and kindness towards others. He always looked out for others and put others before himself. Wesley graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School and later attended East Tennessee State University. Wesley will be missed by his Culver Academy family. He was employed by Partners Inc. and attended Christ Fellowship Church. He loved disc golf, movies and music but most of all he loved spending time with Kara, his partner of nearly ten years and their “Boogs”.

Wesley was proceeded in death by his grandparents, Jacqueline and Paul William Morris and Eva Tamez.

Wesley is survived by his mother, Jeanne Marion Morris & her life partner Rick Klein; father Rudolph Tamez; half-brothers, Matthew Tamez and Rudy Tamez, Jr.; children, Savannah, Max and Dayne; the loves of his life, Kara and Wesley Knox Morris; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of friends.

The family will receive friends on Saturday (January 5, 2019) from noon to 2 p.m. in the chapel of East Lawn Funeral Home. A Celebration of Wesley's Life will follow at 2 p.m. in the chapel of East Lawn Funeral Home with Darayl Fenton officiating.

Online condolences may be made to the Morris family at www.eastlawnkingsport.com. East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park has the honor of serving the Morris family.

"The world's still the same, there's just less in it." - Jack Sparrow
Soar High, Wes!


Simply stated, Wesley was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by his family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Wesley leaves behind him a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life he touched will always remember Wesley Warren Morris.